In 2003, in Holton, Kansas, I went cyber and found, among other things, a tiny forum in cyberspace where I eventually became the member with the most posts, but I digress...
On this forum I met people from all around the world. One was a guy in New Zealand (although for some reason I thought he was from Australia). We flirted. We pm'd. We IM'd. We emailed. We webcammed. We talked on the phone.
Being older than dirt and having lived in several parts of the US, I've never been one to take chances, but after 20 years of comfortable singleness and never having thought about traveling abroad, I stepped out of my comfort zone and accepted the fact that I would have to be the one to travel if we were to ever meet face to face.
I came to New Zealand in July of 2006, with July 4th vanished forever in the travel. In December of 2007, my bestie from Kansas came to visit and Hubby and I got married off the shore of New Plymouth amid family, a few friends and a host of seals and seagulls.
With the wedding reception of fish and chips on the beach, I daresay it was a unique day.
My first blog, My Views of New Zealand is the story of my scary but fun transplant to a new country and new life. The landscape amazed me when I first laid eyes on this country and I started taking photos...lots of them! I share them with you here on this blog as I explore the beauty I find.
Using my own photography, I started a Facebook page of quotes called Incidental Imagery. You can click here if you're interested.
You can contact me at tenfootheart (at) gmail (dot) com if you have any questions about New Zealand. I will do my best to answer you.